As more of us are working from home and self-isolating, we figured that we’d put together a little entertainment guide to help keep everyone’s minds occupied.
If you’re looking for some company, may I suggest the “Escape Room ‘Secret Slack.'”
It’s filled with lovely escape room folk, and we wrote a guide to it a while back.
The Cryptex Hunt ended last week, but the puzzles will be available for all to enjoy (depending upon your definition of enjoyment) until the end of March 2020.
Call it catharsis, or call it macabre, but I know we aren’t alone in wanting to play some Pandemic. With all of this chaos, it’s kind of nice to feel like you can exercise some control.
Tabletop Escape Rooms
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On mobile, there are tons of great escape room-y puzzle games:
YouEscape is an online escape game played through Google Hangouts. We’ve played and reviewed a few of the YouEscape games. They’re especially fun to play with people that you can’t see in real life… and depending upon your particular set of circumstances, that might be everyone.
The MIT Mystery Hunt had an incredible audio escape room puzzle. It’s hard relative to escape room puzzle difficulty, but so worth it. We have a whole post on it.
Escape This Podcast
In these episodes we try to solve an audio escape room scenario, complete with a set, characters, and puzzles:
If you’re into Escape This Podcast, down in the comments, Scott Weiss has offered to run one of his games inspired by the ETP format. We have a review of that as well.
Room Escape Divas
In these episodes we chat with the Room Escape Divas about the escape room industry:
- Room Escape Divas: Episode 106 (December 2019)
- Room Escape Divas: Episode 80 (December 2018)
- Room Escape Divas: Episode 61 (March 2018)
- Room Escape Divas: Episode 54 (December 2017)
- Room Escape Divas: Episode 30 (February 2017)
- Room Escape Divas: Episode 09 (June 2016)
Escape Rooms Gift Cards
There’s a good chance that your friendly neighborhood escape room business is hurting right now.
Many escape room companies have shifted to private bookings, so if you’re going with people that you would otherwise remain confined with at home, it’s certainly safer than going to a movie theater.
If you’re not looking to play now, it’s a kindness to pre-purchase your eventual games. A lot of escape room companies could really use the cash flow.
Holiday Buyer’s Guides
We have a few years’ worth of Holiday Buyer’s Guides. We put a year’s worth of research into each holiday buyer’s guide, something that we didn’t have time to do this week. You should check them out, and seriously consider purchasing a Hobbit Hole. It will complete you.
What’s On Our Quarantine Play List?
For the next few weeks we are shifting a lot more of our attention to reviewing play-at-home games and puzzles. We think that’s a healthier focus for the time being.
Come back tomorrow when we’ll share the list of things that we’ll be playing for the next few weeks. (Update: Check out Our Quarantine Tabletop Escape Room To Play List here.)
We will be welcoming your suggestions too!
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